Monday, April 25, 2011
I love this picture. I'm not even exactly sure why--it would be better if this had happened while there were still eggs in the lawn and he was standing there not knowing where to start or something, but at least it shows what we did this past week! It was so fun having an Easter egg hunt with a toddler! He got so excited about the eggs and I got excited about taking pictures of him. :)
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Homemade yogurt? I've been skeptical but this video clip shows how and it looks good! Make your own cream cheese even? I think this is great to know for food storage. If I ever get my year supply--I'll be trying this out!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Ever since this sweet boy was born he has had a cowlick that makes his hair look like it is growing upside down (it really swirls!) and sideways. I love to play with his hair, and when he was a baby I would move my finger in the pattern of his cowlick. I can never get his hair to look right, but I love his cowlick. :) He has a swirl in the front of his forehead and in the back near his neck. If you look really hard, in this picture you can see the swirl and the side of his forehead where is grows sideways. :) I hope whoever he marries someday way in the future finds his cowlicks as endearing as I do..is that weird?
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Monday, April 11, 2011
This picture is dark but I love it! I feel like it shows how much he loves to play. He will always come find me when I'm doing something else and say "Mommy, do you want to play ____ with me?" (fill in the blank with horsies/trains/dinosaurs, etc) Or he'll say "Let's play!" and bring me a toy or grab my finger to take me to the toys. What a sweet boy. I love that he wants me to play with him.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I found these at The Idea Room...and I'm hoping to try them this year!
To be made the evening before Easter.
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
heavy wooden spoon
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. This is important! Don’t wait until you’re half done with the recipe!
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3.
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30.
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us eternal life.
Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
Read Luke 23:27.
So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.
Read Matt. 27:57-60.
Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed.
Read Matt. 27:65-66.
NOW GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Read John 16:20 and 22.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
Read Matt. 28:1-9
Monday, April 4, 2011
My little boy is all little boy and not baby at all anymore. It makes me sad that he has to grow up so fast! I think it is cute how he takes his own shoes off now. He uses one foot to step on the back of the other shoe and then does it again and they always end up in this sort of position when he is done. I had to take a picture of it to remember this little moment of cuteness that I love observing. :)
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